Property reference number KS0077
Every so often an impressive property comes on the market that is a testament to excellent design and architecture. Wennington Old Farm is just such a home. Perched just outside the village of Wennington, this home is graced with large spacious rooms and a harmonious flow from room to room.
Of particular merit is the grand and palatial drawing room with its beautifully decorated high ceilings, impressive chandelier, substantial and ornate coving, large wood burning fireplace and attractive wainscoting. What a truly impressive room in which to entertain or to enjoy the view of the pond, the front garden and the hills beyond through the tall windows.
Situated on five acres of gently sloping and mostly level land, Wennington Old Farm is surrounded by elegant stone terraces and formal gardens. As the name suggests this had previously been a working farm and could easily accommodate equestrian activities. There is a triple garage formerly used as a barn with 642 square feet that could easily house horses with some modifications. The land adjoining it is ideal for exercising horses or providing grazing pasture. There’s already a gaggle of geese that reside here and there’s plenty of space to accommodate other agrarian animals.
Attached to the triple garage is another residence divided by floors into two separate flats. Both flats are a comfortable 640 square feet with the ground floor flat containing two bedrooms, a lounge, kitchen and bathroom. It’s perfect for a granny flat, long or short term letting, guest cottage, business office or a starter flat for an older child. The first floor flat is entered via outside stairs to its own entrance. This flat contains one bedroom, lounge and bathroom and features high ceilings attractively framed by old barn beams. There’s potential to add a kitchen and/or another bedroom. This property isn’t listed so the possibilities for the garage and attached residence are practically unlimited.
In the main residence each of the three bedrooms has the luxury of its own en suite. In addition, the master bedroom has its own sun terrace ideal for enjoying morning coffee outside or a romantic café style dinner al fresco. Like the rest of the home, most of the bedrooms and adjoining en suites are generously proportioned with ample space for storage. Considering the home was built in 1688, it has held up remarkably well and offers a timeless and pleasing floor plan. There’s also space in the loft for expansion with a 515 square foot loft room.
The ground floor of the original home and subsequent additions were designed for ease of entertaining allowing one to travel from the kitchen at one end of the home to the grand drawing room at the other end very quickly. One can almost travel a straight line through the reception rooms and sitting rooms to get from one side to the other. It’s quite easy to imagine dancing or a banquet in the grand drawing room with guests relaxing in one of the reception rooms or just outside on the elegant stone terrace. It would be ideal for hosting wedding receptions, meetings, graduation parties and the like.
Adjoining the kitchen is a very large and attractive garden room with views to the front garden. This room appeals to one to sit down and relax for a bit or wander out to the terraces which adjoin it on three sides. There’s no limit to the indoor and outdoor entertaining possibilities because of the timeless and elegant design of the interior and exterior of the home.
The back garden features a small formal garden, ample parking, another building containing a workshop and a large greenhouse. A short walk to the bottom of the driveway and one is greeted by an excellent pub and just a short distance further is a bus stop and a train station on the Leeds line in the village of Wennington. It’s in a fantastic location for those looking for a home where elderly parents or in-laws can live in a flat in a rural location with easy access to public transportation. Wennington Old Farm is also perfectly situated to take advantage of multiple areas of natural beauty: The Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and the Trough of Bowland. All of these sites are within a 20 minute drive of Wennington Old Farm. However, this home affords one a peaceful retreat away from the streets and towns crowded with tourists and visitors. Also close by is Kirby Lonsdale with shops, excellent private schools and a number of excellent pubs.